As you might gather from the presence
of this page and the link to it, one of my very significant pastimes is the
theatre; it is a medium of communication (a word that is central to many themes
in my life) and although performing a part is usually an extremely demanding and
exhausting activity, much more so are all the preparations and rehearsals that
take place before the performances.
When executed well, it can provide the sort of feedback from the audience which is like no other feeling I can describe whatsoever; that reward is second to none.
As an ex-patriate Englishman here
in The Netherlands, I see that there is still a good deal of interest in
English-spoken theatre here, not least due to the international culture of the
area around the Hague, near where I live. My primary interest in the theatre is
as an actor, and I have appeared in a number (exactly how many I no longer
remember!) of plays here since 1983. For the some 5 years I hardly did any theatre work at
all, due to being away from home for work and such-like, but I was asked to take
part in a series of entertainment evenings and the bug bit
back! With the feedback I had from both the Director and importantly another cast member
who gave me the best self-confidence I have ever felt at any time (and who became one of
the best friends I could have ever found), I took up this
activity seriously again for a long and rewarding while.
More about my own personal theatre involvement can be found under this link.
Well, that's all there is for
the moment, I'll add more as time passes (rehearsals permitting, etc,
You can E-mail the author of these pages (Trevor Gale) by using this link. on the Dutch Internet service provider XS4ALL.